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“No-one could have been ready for the pandemic, but in a sense we’d been building a company for eight or nine years that positioned us nicely, and it’s been an amazing opportunity to be able to help so many organizations address their challenges this year,” said Nick Martin. He’s the founder and CEO of online education and events company TechChange and an adjunct professor at Columbia and Georgetown universities where he teaches topics related to international crisis response.
“So much of our work has been public health-related and COVID-specific, which has been fascinating,” he continued. “We work a lot with the W.H.O. and the U.N., helping to power conversations around vaccination campaigns, treatment protocols and recovery efforts.”
Providing effective training for social change
TechChange, the Institute for Technology and Social Change, is a little over 10 years old. Martin describes it as an online events and course provider for the social sector. “We define social sector broadly; we’re working for government agencies (we’re based in D.C., so a lot of U.S. government), a lot of large NGOs, U.N. outfits, the World Bank, academic institutions, and then some companies too – the ‘for good’ side of companies like Facebook and Microsoft. We have a platform that we deliver our courses on, and a stack of services we provide alongside the technology to ensure that the courses are really effective. And then we reiterate with third-party tools we love, and that’s really where Social hour comes in.”
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Read more here: https://martech.org/how-social-hour-seeks-to-solve-the-virtual-event-networking-challenge/